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Offline TAMOWEN4

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Holburn. Ravenscraig Farm. Greenock
« on: Sunday 15 January 12 18:54 GMT (UK) »

Hi,

was surfing through the internet and came across the record of a Peter McDougall Holburn born in Greenock, and who had emigrated to Australia. He had served in the 1st WW. before retuning to Australia.

My interest in the surname was because my Uncles wife, my Aunt Jennie (Janet) maiden name was Holburn born c 1917 and lived at Ravenscraig farm Greenock. Her parents were John Holburn and Mary Crawford.

I wondered if Peter Holburn might have been a brother of my Aunt?

According to my mother the Holburns were either Tennents or owners of the farm.

Welcome any help

kind regards

Tommy
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Re: Holburn. Ravenscraig Farm. Greenock
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 15 January 12 19:13 GMT (UK) »
Tam
not sure if this is the same one but
there are a few trees on Ancestry
with a Peter McDougall Holburn on them
but they have parents as
James Holburn and Isabella Laidlaw Simpson
and they have his birthdate as 1888

Elaine
Added
1881 census for James and Isabella address is given as Gateside Farm off Inverkip Road
Given,McCorkindale,Kennaway.Wylie,Cameron,Mooney,McCloskey,Black,
McCafferty,Gillespie,Jamieson,Keith,Adam,Quigley,Ainslie,
McHugh,Malone,Fisher,Burns,Gallacher,Nelson,Dunleavy,Brannan,
Docherty,McCluskey,Fitzpatrick,Barclay,Steele,King,Allison

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Re: Holburn. Ravenscraig Farm. Greenock
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 15 January 12 19:17 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Elaine

the  article I saw did say Peter was born or lived at Ravenscraig farm. Maybe his father was a relative of my Aunts father??

Tommy
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Re: Holburn. Ravenscraig Farm. Greenock
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 15 January 12 19:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

This seems to be him in 1901 living at 13 Shore Place, Gurock, Inverkip

James Holburn 46 head, cowfeeder born Greenock
Robert Holburn 20 son cowfeeder born Inverkip
Jane Millar Holburn 17 dau dairymaid born Greenock
James Holburn 16 son Cowfeeder's Assistant born Greenock
Peter McDougall Holburn 13 son message boy born Greenock
Isabella S Holburn 9 dau born Gurock
Elizabeth Holburn 6 dau born Gourock
Janet S Holburn 5 dau Gourock

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Re: Holburn. Ravenscraig Farm. Greenock
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 15 January 12 19:20 GMT (UK) »
I added a wee bit to the other post, :)
1891 census address 9 Murdieston street
1901 address 13 shore Place
Given,McCorkindale,Kennaway.Wylie,Cameron,Mooney,McCloskey,Black,
McCafferty,Gillespie,Jamieson,Keith,Adam,Quigley,Ainslie,
McHugh,Malone,Fisher,Burns,Gallacher,Nelson,Dunleavy,Brannan,
Docherty,McCluskey,Fitzpatrick,Barclay,Steele,King,Allison

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Re: Holburn. Ravenscraig Farm. Greenock
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 15 January 12 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Sharon

the info you have given is interesting and show the relatives of Peter.

 However although my Aunt's name was  Janet Holburn she was not born until around 1917 so the Janet listed cannot be her. Also my Aunts parents were John Holburn and Mary Crawford (Mary was born on Islay). John and Mary also worked at Ravenscraig farm.

Sorry that's the only limited info I have from my mother and cousin

Tommy
Owen/s, Miller, McMillan, Hamilton, Clarke, McCafferty, Rowe, Sinclair, Jamieson. Hanson/Hansen.

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Re: Holburn. Ravenscraig Farm. Greenock
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 15 January 12 19:36 GMT (UK) »
Came across this link. Search for Millar & Holborn (ravenscraig farm).

http://www.inverclyde.gov.uk//GetAsset.aspx?id=fAAxADgAOAA4ADIAfAB8AEYAYQBsAHMAZQB8AHwAMAB8AA2

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Re: Holburn. Ravenscraig Farm. Greenock
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 15 January 12 19:37 GMT (UK) »
There is a family living at  54 Ann Street
they are all listed as Cowfeeders
there is a John Holburn son aged 13 with them
would you like the list of others
 ;) hate typing them all out if you dont.
Elaine
sorry not all them are cowfeeders one is a butcher and one a clerk
Given,McCorkindale,Kennaway.Wylie,Cameron,Mooney,McCloskey,Black,
McCafferty,Gillespie,Jamieson,Keith,Adam,Quigley,Ainslie,
McHugh,Malone,Fisher,Burns,Gallacher,Nelson,Dunleavy,Brannan,
Docherty,McCluskey,Fitzpatrick,Barclay,Steele,King,Allison

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Re: Holburn. Ravenscraig Farm. Greenock
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 15 January 12 19:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi Elaine,,

 thanks for this. If you want to type it out ok, if not that's fine also.

I think I may have confused things by mentioning Peter Holburn as Sharon listed his family. It does not appear to be the same as my Holburn.

My mum, now 84, remembers walking with her sister in law my aunt to the farm where the Holburns lived.

think I need to get on to Scotlands People  :-\

Tommy
Owen/s, Miller, McMillan, Hamilton, Clarke, McCafferty, Rowe, Sinclair, Jamieson. Hanson/Hansen.